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Skiadaki beach

Beach description

Skiadaki, a mesmerizingly tiny beach, is found at the exit of the wild Kakoperatos canyon. It’s nestled 66km south of Heraklion and 10km south of Achendrias village on the eastern flank of the Asterousia Mountains. This beach, one of the most secluded on Crete, boasts beautiful pebbles and is enveloped by steep rocks.

Access to the beach is primarily by boat, though adventurous souls could trek for an hour west from the Agios Nikitas Monastery, traversing two small gorges in the Petrigiari area. However, the boat remains the simplest method of travel. The surrounding region is a haven for fishing enthusiasts. If you arrive by boat, ensure you take the time to explore the gorge and marvel at the rugged landscape, culminating in a dead-end with waterfalls that dry up in the summer months.

The beach’s name, Skiadaki, translates to “small shade,” a homage to the shady, dark bottom of the gorge produced by the towering cliffs. Indeed, if you visit Skiadaki, there’s no need for an umbrella as you’ll find ample shade throughout the day.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Petrigiari beach?

Petrigiari beach is located in the southern part of the island of Kefalonia, Greece.

Is Petrigiari beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Petrigiari beach is suitable for swimming as the water is clear and calm.

Are there any water sports activities available at Petrigiari beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Petrigiari beach.

Is Petrigiari beach pet-friendly?

Yes, Petrigiari beach is pet-friendly, but it is recommended to keep your pets on a leash.

Is there any parking available at Petrigiari beach?

Yes, there is a parking area available near Petrigiari beach.

What is the best time to visit Petrigiari beach?

The best time to visit Petrigiari beach is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Is there any accommodation available near Petrigiari beach?

Yes, there are several hotels and apartments available near Petrigiari beach.

What is the water colour of the Skiadaki beach?

The water colour of the Skiadaki beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Skiadaki beach?

The Skiadaki beach has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the Skiadaki beach?

The water at the Skiadaki beach is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Skiadaki beach?

The surface of the sea at the Skiadaki beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Skiadaki beach?

The Skiadaki beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

What facilities are available at the Skiadaki beach?

There are no facilities available at the Skiadaki beach.

How can the Skiadaki beach be accessed?

The Skiadaki beach can be accessed by boat.

What other information is available about the Skiadaki beach?

The Skiadaki beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing. There are also rock shades available.

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  • Εθιάς

Set in Ethiá in the Crete region, Magda Cottage, in South Crete has a terrace. This apartment is 48 km from Phaistos and 48 km from Museum of Cretan Ethnology.

With free WiFi, this 1-bedroom apartment offers a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

The Palace of Knossos is 47 km from the apartment, while Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is 41 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 50 km from Magda Cottage, in South Crete.

  • 4.8 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Εθιά Δήμου Αρχανών Αστερουσίων

Boasting garden views, Εθιά Παραδοσιακή πετρόχτιστη οικία EthiaTraditionalhouse of stone offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 47 km from The Palace of Knossos. This property offers access to a balcony and free private parking.

The holiday home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The holiday home offers a barbecue. Hiking and walking tours can be enjoyed nearby.

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is 41 km from Εθιά Παραδοσιακή πετρόχτιστη οικία EthiaTraditionalhouse of stone, while Phaistos is 48 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 50 km from the accommodation.

  • 4.9 km
  • Ethia Asterousiwn

Boasting garden views, Ethia 2Floor Mountain View Cottage garden wifi ac offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 47 km from The Palace of Knossos. It has a garden, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

This 1-bedroom holiday home will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a living room. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is 41 km from the holiday home, while Phaistos is 48 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 50 km from Ethia 2Floor Mountain View Cottage garden wifi ac.

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€78

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  • 9.8 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Tsoutsouros - Kastelion 1st

Featuring mountain views, Antoine Apartment Sea Side provides accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around a few steps from Pera Tsoutsouras Beach. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony and free WiFi.

The apartment is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Tsoutsouras Beach is less than 1 km from the apartment, while Aliori Beach is a 15-minute walk away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 53 km from Antoine Apartment Sea Side, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 5.6 km
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  • Tsoutsouros

Offering unobstructed views over the Libyan Sea, Lyttos is a self-catering accommodation located in Tsoutsouros Village. Free WiFi access is available.

The studios and apartments will provide you with air conditioning, and a kitchenette with a mini oven and fridge. There is also a TV, and a bathroom with a shower.

At Lyttos you will find barbecue facilities. Heraklion International Airport is located 40 km from the property. The property offers free parking.

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  • 6.0 km